The spunky Carlsbad Music Festival opened Friday, August 25, 2017, inspiring risk-taking when selecting concerts from its amazingly diverse schedule. Six performances are mentioned in this report about Founder and Music Director Matt McBane’s annual festival of contemporary music in beautiful downtown Carlsbad . . .
Jason Wells’ play, The North Plan debuted in 2012, but, in Ion Theatre’s production it seems to have been written just last week…
Tiny youTurn Arts, which puts on just one show a year, can hardly fill the gap left when Sushi went bust in 2011. Still, youTurn producers Erica Buechner and Anne Gehman have made terrifically savvy curatorial choices—like this year’s guest artist, Jesse Zaritt, whose solo, “send off,” felt wickedly ironic … and also holy.
In the final La Jolla SummerFest chamber music concert, cellist Alisa Weilerstein exuded charisma and intensity in addition to her superb technique and sympathetic musicianship . . .
Jazz Violinist Regina Carter and her quartet performed an excellent show at the UC San Diego’s Prebys Concert Hall on Saturday night . . .